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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Feb 15, 2023

In this episode, Alicia interviews Dontae T. Muse, artrepreneur coach & gallery co-owner. He helps visual artists to monetize their creativity and increase their income using proven branding and creative marketing strategies. In his books, workshops, courses, and signature program "Pay The Artist", he covers everything from pricing your work, branding yourself, identifying your client avatar, composing your artist statements, crafting and submitting proposals, social media engagement, and more. During this conversation, Alicia and Dontae discuss the mistakes artists often make with regard to selling and marketing their work as well as the top reasons why gallery pitches are unsuccessful (& what to do about it!). Tune in for tried and true strategies on how to finally get a gallery to notice your work.